April 23, 2014
Some fake red fire extinguishers have yielded more than $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine at a South Texas border checkpoint.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials late Monday announced details of the bust at the Falfurrias checkpoint on U.S. 281.
Authorities using a drug-sniffing dog were led to the tool box of a pickup truck. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered nearly 86 pounds of methamphetamine in four containers that look like fire extinguishers.